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Public Notice

Office of General Services

Pursuant to Section 30-a of the Public Lands Law the Office of General Services hereby gives notice to the following:

Notice is herby given that the New York State Office of Children and Family Services has declared that 8.052 ± acres of land located off of County Highway 107 in the Town of Johnstown, County of Fulton is no longer useful for State program purposes and has been declared abandoned to the Commissioner of General Services for sale or other disposition as unappropriated State land. This abandonment was approved on May 8, 2008.

For further information contact:

Robert M. Van Deloo, Jr.
Office of General Services
Bureau of Land Management
26th Floor, Corning Tower
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242
Phone: (518) 474-2195
Fax: (518) 474-0011


Negative Declaration

Essex, Franklin and Hamilton Counties - The New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Adoption of proposed UMP amendment - Vegetation Management Plan - for the Remsen - Lake Placid Travel Corridor Final Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (1996) will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the proposed amendment to the Remsen - Lake Placid Travel Corridor Final Management Plan/EIS (1996) which will set forth the goals, purpose, and methodology for the control of vegetation along this travel corridor under the jurisdiction of the NYS DOT in the Adirondack Park. This vegetation management plan is the result of the collaborative efforts of the Adirondack Park Agency (APA), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), and New York State Department of Transportation (NYS DOT).

The management plan for this travel corridor, adopted and approved in March of 1996, identifies the re-activation of this 119 mile long railroad corridor for rail service as the preferred option. This document only briefly mentions the topic of vegetation management, which is critical to any future proposed use of this travel corridor. In recognition of this shortcoming of the Final Management Plan, this proposed amendment addresses the issue of vegetation management in detail.

Copies of this proposed amendment are available for viewing at the following state offices: NYS DOT, (Utica, Watertown, Schenectady, and Albany ) NYS DEC (Utica, Watertown, Ray Brook, and Warrensburg) and the APA (Ray Brook).

The New York State Department of Transportation will be taking comments for a 45 day comment period. Any questions and comments may be sent to Ray Oram, NYS DOT contact person.

The Vegetation Management Plan amendment applies to all of the Right-of-Way associated with the 119 mile long Remsen - Lake Placid Travel Corridor in the Adirondack Park in the Counties of Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Herkimer, Oneida, St. Lawrence.

Contact: Ray M. Oram, NYS DOT, 207 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13501, Phone: (315) 793-2771, Fax: (315) 793-2471, E-mail: ROram@gw.dot.state.ny.us.


Warren County - The Warren County Board of Supervisors, as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Warren County - Improving Feeder Canal Community Connections will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. Warren County, acting as local sponsor, prepared an application and was awarded funding under the Canal 2006 Greenway Program for the project numbered C 100820 and entitled, "Warren County Improving Feeder Canal Community Connections". The project is designed to increase public access to the Feeder Canal and Towpath Trail. The project scope, establishes the County as the local sponsor to coordinate the actions of the County, the Town of Queensbury, the City of Glens Falls and the Feeder Canal Alliance in this project. The project is located at the Town of Queensbury Feeder Canal at Overlook Park, City of Glens Falls Feeder Canal at Havilands Cove Park, Feeder Canal Towpath Trail within the Town of Queensbury and the City of Glens Falls all within Warren County, New York.

Contact: Laura Moore, Warren County Planning and Community Development, Phone: (518) 761-6410, Fax: (518) 761-6411, E-mail: planning@co.warren.ny.us.


Warren County - The Warren County Board of Supervisors, as Lead Agency, has determined that the proposed Health and Human Services Building Project will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new 64,000 ± square foot Health and Human Services Building on the existing Municipal Center Campus. Additional infrastructure including an expanded parking lot, utility extensions and a new campus access road will also be constructed. The project is located on the east side of Route 9 at its intersection with Gurney Lane in the Town of Queensbury, New York.

Contact: Norm Gardner, Clark Patterson Lee, Phone: (800) 274-9000 ext.1037.


Positive Declaration

Franklin and Hamilton Counties - The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYS DEC), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Bog River Complex Draft Amendment/SEIS to the 2002 Unit Management Plan/EIS may have a significant adverse impact on the environment and a Draft Environmental Impact Statement must be prepared. The NYS DEC as lead agency, has prepared a Bog River Complex Draft Amendment/SEIS to the 2002 Unit Management Plan/EIS.

The Department proposes to amend the 2002 Bog River Unit Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (UMP/EIS) to allow for continued public float plane access to Lows Lake, in the Town of Colton, New York, for a limited period of time and subject to a mandatory permit system that will be established through regulation. Permit restrictions would be designed to minimize user conflicts and resource impacts by controlling the frequency, location of and timing of float plane access into Lows Lake. The Department proposes that the annual permit system be maintained for either (i) a period of ten years, or (ii) until such time as the State or any land conservation organization acquires through fee title, easement or other legally enforceable means the riparian rights for motorized access associated with the last major in-holding on Lows Lake (currently owned by the Hiawatha Council of Boy Scouts), whichever occurs first.

Possible adverse impacts are noise and visual impacts associated with continued float plane access to Lows Lake. Mitigation of these impacts will be achieved through permit conditions which will limit the location, frequency and timing of float plane access.

The Bog River Management Area is located in the Towns of Tupper Lake, Long Lake, Colton, and Piercefield, New York.

Contact: Peter Frank, NYS DEC, Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4254, Phone: (518) 473-9518, E-mail: lfadk@gw.dec.state.ny.us.





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